UK trailer manufacturer, Gray & Adams, has reported a positive sales performance despite a stagnating European economy. Although the market for new trailers in Western Europe is forecast fall slightly, the company has won contracts with UK-based freight companies FreshLinc and Gist.
Time and temperature-controlled logistics specialist Gist, for instance, has taken delivery of Gray & Adams’ latest 13.6-metre refrigerated trailers.
According to Gray & Adams, the 44-pallet lifting-deck model can offer a 10 per cent increase in pallet carrying capacity compared to a standard 13.6m ‘double-decker’. Each trailer is fitted with a combination of dual and single temperature Carrier refrigeration units, while some trailers have been additionally fitted with retractable Dhollandia 1500kg tail lifts
Gist’s transport and warehousing network extends throughout the UK and Europe, and the company handles everything from dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables, to flowers and live plants.
Meanwhile, refrigerated distribution specialist, FreshLinc, was supplied with a clutch of insulated 14.6-metre semi-trailers all fitted with Carrier Vector dual-temperature refrigeration units as well as BPW self-steer axles that allow them to meet turning circle requirements. Every trailer can carry up to 28 pallets and will be used to in the Worcestershire and West Yorkshire region.